Vakratunda Mahakaya, Surya Koti Sama Prabha, Nirvighnam Kurume Deva, Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada.
Ganesh Chaturthi, the most awaited Hindu festival celebrated with great pomp and show mainly in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa and Gujarat, falls on 17th September this year.
There is no doubt that people are always very excited for this 10-day long festival as it brings a lot of happiness to them.
From the past few years, this festival has become more of a social event than a religious one.
People buy colourful Ganesh idols made of plaster of paris with toxic paint on them. These idols when immersed in the water end up polluting our water bodies and are also harmful to the aquatic life.
Mankind has created pollution; therefore it becomes our duty to find the solution for it.
So this year, the great initiative has been taken by many schools, NGOs and government institutions to use eco-friendly Ganesh idols made of clay using natural colours that are non-toxic.
Many campaigns are being run in the cities to educate the people about this concern and as a result we can see that this year the demand for eco-friendly clay idols has risen.
Many idol sculptors and manufacturers are already making eco-friendly idols and are trying their level best to sell them at reasonable rates.
You can check the internet for the places where you can order and buy these clay idols. So now it is the time to say goodbye to anything that is harming our environment.